No-Nonsense Guide to Religion by Symon HillNo-Nonsense Guide to Religion by Symon Hill

No-Nonsense Guide to Religion

bySymon Hill

Paperback | March 29, 2010

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"Religion" is a term that the media often use without any clarification. But it is a loaded word that encompasses hundreds of different beliefs. Religion can be seen as a source of war and peace, love and hate, dialogue and narrow-mindedness. The globalization of communications has raised awareness of religious conversion, with more people than ever before belonging to a different religious community than their parents.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion considers how religion has shaped our culture, and how our culture is shaping religion today.

Symon Hill is a tutor in Practical Theology, a writer, a trainer, and an activist. He has written comment pieces for newspapers ranging from the Sunday Herald to the DailyMail and contributes regularly to the Guardian website, The Friend, and Ekklesia. Symon Hill is a tutor in Practical Theology, a writer, a trainer, and an activist...
Title:No-Nonsense Guide to ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7 × 4.35 × 0.5 inPublished:March 29, 2010Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897071620

ISBN - 13:9781897071625

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword: by Ziauddin Sardar
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Talking about Religion
  • Chapter 2: A Religious World
  • Chapter 3: Questions of Truth
  • Chapter 4: Power and Oppression
  • Chapter 5: Resistance and Liberation
  • Chapter 6: An Elusive Freedom
  • Chapter 7: Sacred Violence, Sacred Peace
  • Chapter 8: The Future
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

"I recommend this book, not simply as another good book about religion (it is that) but as [a collection of some fresh thinking about the way forward for religion."